Playing Out

From the 12th April 2021, residents in Wolverhampton will be able to apply for a temporary street closure for Playing Out activities.

Playing Out – make your street a place to play!

From the 12th April, residents in Wolverhampton will be able to apply for a temporary street closure for Playing Out activities.

Playing Out is a movement established by two parents in Bristol who were concerned about the lack of freedom that their children had to play safely with their friends close to home. They developed a model where a street could be closed to traffic for a couple of hours so that children could simply play, supporting their health, happiness and well-being.

The idea was so successful that it rapidly spread across the UK and the rest of the world!

To help bring Playing Out to our streets in Wolverhampton, we are organising a free Playing Out Activation session which will help you to arrange your own activities in your street.

This session will take place online on Thursday 15th April 11:00am — 12:30pm.

Interested to find out more?

Read Sam’s latest blog to find out more about Playing Out, why play is so important for children, particularly at this time, and what help and support is available to you to make Playing Out a reality in your street.